WARREN, Mich. - Engineers at GM's battery test facilities have developed a new computer algorithm to accelerate durability testing of the advanced lithium-ion batteries needed to power the Chevrolet Volt for up to 40 miles (64 km) of electric-only driving. ...
General Motors will begin road testing the all-important batteries for its Chevrolet Volt electric car this month. With a self-imposed deadline to deliver the Volt bearing down, GM is scrambling to clear remaining hurdles and squeeze 10 years of battery testing into two years to get the vehicle on the road by 2010.
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When the Chevrolet Volt concept car rolled out at the 2007 Detroit auto show, it electrified onlookers with the idea that a vehicle could travel 40 miles on batteries and then use a small gas engine to extend that range to hundreds of miles.
I'd really like to see GM get this program complete and into the consumers' hands and garages. I don't know if would be something I'd be interested in. There are plenty of people that could make the Volt a viable car for their transportation needs.
I don't know if would be something I'd be interested in. I only need to travel less than 10 miles back and forth to work so who knows. I still like excessiveness so HP is still king.